Sources at laptop makers told DigiTimes that Dell may be the first vendor to introduce a netbook based on Canonical's new Ubuntu Light operating system:
Taiwan notebook makers expect Dell to be the first brand vendor to launch related netbooks, as among all notebook vendors, Dell currently has the biggest number of PC products that are pre-installed with Ubuntu. However, Canonical declined to comment on the speculation.
Ubuntu Light only requires a boot-up time of seven seconds, and features several basic functions such as Internet browsing and e-mail processing. Meanwhile, the operating system (OS) shares the same file format as Windows 7 to allow easier data access between the two systems.